5 Iconic Light Fixtures

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One of the key interior design rules says that lightning is everything. This is where you don’t want to make a mistake because it can cost you a lot — both in terms of money and nerves. A poor light fixture can ruin an otherwise ideal interior, while a carefully selected item can completely transform the space. If you’re willing to flatter your ego and demonstrate your taste, be sure to choose unconventional lightning fixtures. Bold and eccentric, they will become the central pieces of your interior.

PHILIPPE STARCK’S HAT

Let’s be honest: almost any design by this French genius can make you lose your head (and your money). The famous Chapeo lamp is one those masterpieces. Philippe Starck is among the few designers that can maintain a fine balance between commerce and art. Charismatic and expressive, he has a unique artistic vision. With this lamp, you can explore your creativity and use a different hat as an abat-jour every day!

ARTICHOKE BY POUL HENNINGSEN

PH Artichoke is a timeless design by the legendary Poul Henningsen. Along with its unusual form, the best thing about this lamp is that it does not dazzle the eyes, filling your room with a soft, diffused light. The secret is the position of the bulb which is surrounded by 72 beautiful “leaves” (6 leaves on each of the 12 structural arcs). To some people, the lamp looks like a real artichoke, while others call it a giant pine cone. Anyway, it’s a perfect art object that will steal everyone’s attention!

ARCO FLOOR LAMP BY ACHILLE AND PIER GIACOMO CASTIGLIONI

If you’re looking for a way to avoid ceiling lighting, consider the iconic Arco floor lamp. It will become a worthy alternative to a pendant light fixture. Despite its compact size, the lamp can illuminate a pretty large area. According to the Italian designers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, they were inspired by a common street lamp! Although simple and almost austere, the Arco lamp is a work of art in itself. Its marble base gives the lamp a touch of elegance and preciousness.

MANY-FACED ANGLEPOISE

Invented by George Carwardine in 1932, the Anglepoise lamp was originally meant for office employees. Thanks to its adjustable arm, it could fold in several places, directing the light exactly where it was needed. Later, a more elegant, “homey” version of the lamp appeared, only to steal the hearts of consumers. The iconic light fixture underwent another revamp in 2003 when Kenneth Grunge created a bigger floor version of Anglepoise. Eye-grabbing and a bit cartoonish, the model can spice up even the most conservative interior!

TETINE BY SERGE MOUILLE

The theme of female breasts is predominant in the works by the French designer Serge Mouille. Smooth and rounded, the abat-joures of his famous Tetine lamp imitate this exciting part of the female body. Along with its artistic value, the Tetine lamp performs great in terms of practicality. The three lamps looking in different directions can easily illuminate a spacious room.